I am going up nice and early for Friday as I am on the annual shindig with a few of the lads down at the Oval on Friday for the last Test of the Ashes series - very annoying the Aussies got off the hook with the British Summer helping them out last weekend. I will be doing the usual juggling act of trying to catch a race or two in-between overs and a pint or six; I fancy one for Friday.
Best bet for the horse racing at AscotA Charlie Appleby two-year-old making debut ridden by William Buick was a winner for me on Thursday and I am backing another one Friday. Panarea makes debut in the 6f John Guest Racing British Ebf Fillies' Novice Stakes at 1.50. By Lope De Vega she is out of Lava Flow who has four foals to have raced to date, all winners, so tis one is a half sister to some decent types not least the teams top-class juvenile Pinatubo. Evens was briefly about before the Bookies completely lost their bottle and I managed to grab it.